Sonnox - Codec Toolbox
Old 26th September 2013
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Software Sonnox - Codec Toolbox


Codec Toolbox is an affordable yet invaluable solution for encoding your music for the web. We all want our music to sound great in every format, don't we?
Codec Toolbox is the result of a partnership with Fraunhofer, who originally created the mp3 and AAC formats that the majority of people listen to today online or on their iPod / mp3 player. Over many years Fraunhofer have perfected these codecs and they are presented to you in the Codec Toolbox to ensure your music sounds as good online as it does in the studio.
Codec Toolbox consists of two applications - the Toolbox Plug-In, for auditioning your mix in real-time through various codecs, and the Toolbox Manager for encoding and adding metadata.

- Audition codecs in real-time (a huge time saver - no need to encode first then listen!)
- Multiple high quality codecs, including mp3, AAC and iTunes+
- Batch encode multiple files to save time
- 'Clip Safe' auto-compensates for any overs, keeping your mix clean
- Add metadata like track names and artwork
- Decode mp3 or AAC files to WAV or AIF
- Costs just £35 GBP (* excluding sales tax)



Link : http://www.sonnoxplugins.com/pub/plu...ectoolbox.html
Old 26th September 2013
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wow the pro codec was £300 and this is £35...
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Old 26th September 2013
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Sample rates above 48 kHz are not supported...
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Sample rates above 48 kHz are not supported...
And?
Old 26th September 2013
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Not free for owners of ProCodec??
Old 26th September 2013
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Sample rates above 48 kHz are not supported...
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And?
For those working at 96 kHz, real-time auditioning/encoding requires the Fraunhofer Pro-Codec.
Old 26th September 2013
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For those working at 96 kHz, real-time auditioning/encoding requires the Fraunhofer Pro-Codec.
Thanks I didn't know that. Well, in the worst case scenario one can bounce the mix to 48k and adjust the levels in a new session before encoding it to mp3. It's a little extra work but it will still save 10 times the price for this one. This is an amazing bargain from Sonnox, totally unexpected.
Old 27th September 2013
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Sample rates above 48 kHz are not supported...
Not supported at all, or only not supported for real time auditioning?

Can you do offline conversions with files above 48 KHz ?

Cheers
Old 27th September 2013
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iLok...

Nooooooooo!
Old 27th September 2013
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Not supported at all, or only not supported for real time auditioning?

Can you do offline conversions with files above 48 KHz ?

Cheers
The 48 kHz (maximum) sample rate restriction applies to both the real-time auditioning plug-in and the standalone encoder/decoder.
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The 48 kHz (maximum) sample rate restriction applies to both the real-time auditioning plug-in and the standalone encoder/decoder.
Thanks Simon.
So much for the full 24/96 Mastered for iTunes specs
Old 27th September 2013
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I am demoing it now. It seems to me you can not hear the effect of different encoders in the standalone app - And the plugin only works in realtime within protools for you to hear what the codec does, so it is a 2 step process. That's a bit strange to me. It would have been better with just the standalone then, provided you could hear the codec working. The plugin is a little overkill. I doubt you would mix differently depending on encoder alone. Perhaps if you go to extremely low bit rates. But if you are going for the good ones, there is very little difference to be found in the sound of it imvho.
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wow the pro codec was £300 and this is £35...
Yeah, its way less than all the other Sonnox plugs
Old 27th September 2013
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This is brilliant and at a brilliant price! purchased and using for my new album now!
Old 28th September 2013
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exellent tool ....yep limited but the editing and codec thing , all in one , is just great at a good price
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iLok...

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Old 28th September 2013
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So apart from the sample rate differences this looks like it does pretty much the same as Sonnox Fraunhofer Pro-codec with the added ability to tweak the metadata - bargin!

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Thanks for the info.

Looks like a great tool to have at this price point.

Will surely get it.

I would love Sonnox to reduce the price of their Pro-Codec. But this one is a little compromise at a low price.

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Muziksculp
Old 2nd October 2013
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Wow this whole thing just seems like an unintentional add for using the Lame encoders as I don't get the overs that the Fraunhofer ones create. Man that is a bad encoder!

Talking MP3 here.
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Old 2nd October 2013
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are you saying that its conversion is bad ? i usually use soundforge here ....
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I am saying that the Sonox/Fraunhofer Codec creates overs on files that will not produce overs if the equivalent settings are used on Lame encoders.

LAME MP3 Encoder
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ok ...got ya ...
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Seems Sonnox are a little sensitive about this product.

Last night I posted a very positive report on Sonnox's Facebook page, with a comment that is was a little unfortunate there is a 48k limit which rules out testing mastered for iTunes 24/96 specs codec conversion.

The comment lasted all of 10 seconds before being deleted by Sonnox !

Ain't nobody got time for that
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Last night I posted a very positive report on Sonnox's Facebook page, with a comment that is was a little unfortunate there is a 48k limit which rules out testing mastered for iTunes 24/96 specs codec conversion.

The comment lasted all of 10 seconds before being deleted by Sonnox !
You sure that wasn't just a FB glitch? I can see a couple of posts along those lines this morning.. You're Murray Campbell on FB I guess? Still there mate.
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You sure that wasn't just a FB glitch? I can see a couple of posts along those lines this morning.. You're Murray Campbell on FB I guess? Still there mate.
I can't see the comment on the new thread anymore??

That is on my iPhone.
But yes,I see it is still there on a desktop.

My humble apologies to the nice folk at Sonnox.

I will throw myself under a bus
Old 2nd October 2013
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The 48/24 limitation makes this completely unusable for me. I do understand that real-time audition should be limited, otherwise no one would buy Pro-Codec, but the Codec Toolbox Manager should be able to handle 96kHz files for offline encoding.

I would buy this for Codec Toolbox Manager alone if it accepted 96kHz files, it seems to be a pretty good piece of software for converting files and adding metadata.
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I can't see the comment on the new thread anymore??

That is on my iPhone.
But yes,I see it is still there on a desktop.

My humble apologies to the nice folk at Sonnox.

I will throw myself under a bus
Nooo... Don't do that.
Facebook iPhone app did that. 11 000 000 million users abandoned it.
Sue them for a fraud that could lead to Buss station.
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What's your beef with iLok?
A bit harder to crack, maybe?
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